Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz, a research psychiatrist at the Semel Institute, was featured in a Nov. 22 Huffington Post column about how worrying “well” can help individuals manage stress.
Stress gets under our skin
Everyone experiences social stress, whether it is nervousness over a job interview, difficulty meeting people at parties, or angst over giving a speech. In a new report, UCLA researchers have discovered that how your brain responds to social stressors can influence the body’s immune system in ways that may negatively affect health. Lead author George Slavich, a postdoctoral fellow in the UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and senior author Shelley Taylor, a UCLA professor of psychology, show that individuals who exhibit greater neural sensitivity to social rejection also exhibit greater increases in inflammatory activity to social stress.
The Los Angeles Times health blog reported May 6 on a study by Dr. Margaret Stuber finding that adult survivors of childhood cancers are four times more likely than their siblings to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. PsychCentral.com and Scope also covered the findings. Stuber is a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and a researcher at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center.
"Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer more likely to Suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder" http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2010/05/adult-survivors-of...
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Gertrude Rogers Greenblatt, MD Memorial Lecture. Our lecturer will be:
Neal Ryan, MD
Joaquim Puig-Antich Professor in Child and Psychiatry
Director of Education, Department of Psychiatry
Director for the Center for Integrative Medicine University of Pittsburgh
The topic of the presentation will be “Mood & Anxiety Disorders in Youth: Present Knowledge and Future Directions”